Changing tracks: Five make-or-break factors to unlock rail travel in Asia Pacific – Amadeus whitepaper

by Pierre-Yves Guillaume, Head of Rail, Asia Pacific, Amadeus Across Southeast Asia, the long-discussed plans for a pan-regional rail network are edging closer to reality. Rail operators are drawing inspiration from peers in countries like Japan, Taiwan and South Korea, which benefit from well-established networks, with a deserved reputation for customer-centricity and a service so reliable that punctuality is sometimes measured in …

Amadeus to distribute China Rail network globally

Travel agencies are now able to book, ticket and refund China Rail tickets directly in the Amadeus Selling Platform China presents one of the greatest opportunities for the development of rail technologies. What Europe and Japan accomplished over 40 years, China has effectively quadrupled in little more than a decade. Today, China’s high-speed rail network stretches for over 25,000 kilometers[1], …

The Asia Pacific growth train: making rail accessible to travel sellers and passengers by Amadeus

By Pierre-Yves Guillaume, Amadeus Half a century ago, Japan built the world’s first high-speed rail network – known as yume chotokkyu – literally, the “super-express of dreams.” Fast forward to today, high-speed rail has become a dream come true for travellers all around the world. The rail travel market has grown nearly tenfold in the past 25 years, and the growth is …